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bowlpuncher
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Florida, United States
Joined: October 21, 2004
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Posted: Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 01:13 AM UTC
I have an old Hawk 1/48 scale mig15 and ti's cockpit is little more than a plastic slat the pilot sits on. I want to make the floor, front panel the seat I. I just help getting started. how do you match the contours of the model kit? I know I might be able to find a resin pit but I want to do this on my own.
Grauwolf
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Quebec, Canada
Joined: September 14, 2005
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Posted: Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 04:17 AM UTC

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how do you match the contours of the model kit?



Use a contour gauge.

https://www.amazon.ca/General-Tools-Contour-Gauge-Duplicator/dp/B00004T7RA/ref=asc_df_B00004T7RA/?tag=googleshopc0c-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=292938355125&hvpos=1o1&hvnetw=g&hvrand=15671326695306889146&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=1002604&hvtargid=pla-575181970552&psc=1

Cheers,
18Bravo
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Colorado, United States
Joined: January 20, 2005
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Posted: Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 06:12 AM UTC
I use a contour gauge on larger things. Mine certainly would not fit in a 1/48 cockpit. I'd just stick a ribbon of putty against the fuselage wall. slide it back and forth to remove it - don't pull it straight out or you'll deform it. Now you've got the contour that you can trace around. Alternately, use a piece of A+B hardenable putty. Coat the fuselage with a very light film of oil, and form the putty against it. When it hardens, pull it off. Again, a contour you can trace around. And if you've already got putty lying around, it costs you nothing extra.
kevinekstrom
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Illinois, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, December 25, 2018 - 12:52 PM UTC



I have this exact gauge and it will work fine on 1/48.